RCRA is proud to offer quality riding lessons taught by certified instructors in a safe and family-oriented environment. The safety of our students and the wellness of our horses are our top priorities. Whether you are a true beginner or an advanced rider we have a lesson program that is right for you.
At RCRA we believe that horseback riding is about more than just riding the horse and strive to teach our students to become accomplished horse people as well as riders, in accordance with the Equine Canada rider levels. Each lesson is tailored to our student’s goals. We are happy to provide the encouragement and support you need to show at an advanced level or the fun and relaxation our recreational riders enjoy. No mater your experience level, age or riding aspirations, RCRA has a place for you.
Lessons take place in a fun and safe atmosphere with groups matched in age and riding level. Instruction is available in English riding on our selected school horses and ponies, or on your own/leased horse (enquire at the RCRA Office for lesson/horse board packages).
Lessons are held in our three indoor arenas on winter and rainy days, and in our four spacious outdoor riding rings during the summer.
Riders in our lesson program also have an opportunity to be involved in the Academy’s many other activities. There are numerous National, Trillium, Primary, and Riding School level competitions on site, plus riding clinics with well known guest instructors. Students may also participate in scheduled practice rides, and the Christmas, March Break, Summer, and Adult day and residential camps. Please see our Camp Programs section on this website for more information.
Half hour or hour long group, semi-private and private riding lessons are available weekdays and evenings, plus Saturdays and Sundays. In addition to riding, students at RCRA receive instruction in proper horse care.
Each rider needs an ASTM approved helmet, and boots with a heel. RCRA can provide a helmet to borrow for RCRA introductory lessons until a helmet is purchased, however, does not guarantee fit and function. RCRA recommends each rider buy their own helmet.